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moments of summer

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I needed this.

It’s been a while since I’ve given you a proper update on things going on my life, huh? Many of you keep up with me via snapchat and you’re able to get a good glimpse into my days {and nights #DesaiAfterDark}. To be completely honest, summer has been such a whirlwind. Earlier this season I was in Florida visiting my family and getting some work things sorted. Coming back I had a series of major deadlines I need to get through and then came the expansion of the business, revisiting goals, and blueprinting our plans for the future. Since then I’ve decided I need to stop working on the weekends because it was having a toll on my well-being. Things were under control and I couldn’t do anything more. So weekends that were usually spent sitting at my desk were replaced with days in the park sipping pimms and evenings out with my friends dancing all night. I’m truly embracing life.

moments of summer
moments of summer
moments of summer

sunday-ing in style

There have been leisurely Sunday mornings with some gentle tunes in the background whilst eating breakfast in bed and flipping through the latest issue of Vogue. I’ve found myself seeking inspiration in ways that are not Pinterest to fully understand recent themes and trends. Sunday’s have also been for taking long, long walks and ending in a bodega for an early dinner. UberEats have become a late night treat with their treats from Snog (salted caramel, strawberries and gluten free brownies, please)!

coffee dates

You may have noticed on Instagram that I’ve been hopping from one car to another meeting with readers, friends or just taking a newspaper with me. I’ve built quite an arsenal of favorite cafes to visit and to name a few: Monocle Cafe for the iced latte, Palm Vaults for the velvet pink latte and Fink’s Salt & Sweet for the sweet treats and Insta-content.

moments of summer

beauty things

My summer routines are always very simple. Tinted moisturizers and multiple layers of mascara with a touch of bronzer on the cheek, that’s about it. Here are a few things I’ve been loving lately:

AVÉNE CLEANANCE • was sold out, but I think this was a happy accident. Never have I ever washed my face and I can actually see the dirt in the water! It doesn’t strip your face of all the healthy oils and can remove all dirt and makeup pretty easily in one wash.

SWEET ORANGE ESSENTIAL OIL • I’ve been adding a drop or two of the essential oil to my moisturizer in the morning and it has done wonders with brightening my face. People have actually noticed a difference after just doing it for 1 week.

BENEFIT • I needed to pick up concealer and decided to go for the bo•ing concealer, which is “industrial strength” and the girl meets pearl liquid highlighter and I am completely in LOVE. Nothing feels cake-y and a little goes a long way for both products. I just add the highlighter to the top of my cheekbones and sometimes add a bit in my foundation for a dewey look for an alfresco dinner.

THISWORKS PERFECT LEGS SKIN MIRACLE • is great to add just a tad of color to your legs whilst pampering them with all the lovely ingredients in it. Yes, brown girls also have #PaleLegProblems. My legs look incredibly healthy and lightly shimmery. Avéne Cleanance is something I was forced to get because my daily

COCOWHITE • I wasn’t sure how I felt about swishing around coconut oil in my mouth for so long. Though I noticed that my teeth were becoming way too acclimatized to the British tea culture. I decided to try it out and saw a significant difference in just two days! The coconut oil comes in different flavors and the mint version was quite refreshing.

ZOYA • After wearing their darker hues all through winter, I was hesitant to try out the brighter colors because I like to go with my natural palette. Both Zoya Mellie and Candy have been in rotation this summer though. The pinks are pungent, matte and very moisturizing!